…for your prayers. This update is a little overdo, but typing has been a little difficult. I am doing much better now, so wanted to update you. The Lord has answered prayer in some marvelous ways.
It would take a novel to tell all that the Lord has done for me and some things are so personal that they would lose something in the sharing. I could not have have asked for better care. My husband and I both really liked the surgeon. The medical staff went above and beyond the call of duty to make me comfortable. There were a few times that I noticed someone was nervous while caring for me and this actually helped me to relax. This is a second-time-around surgery for me, the first being 8 years ago in the USA as an outpatient. I was hospitalized for 3 days here. As soon as I walked into the OR and was greeted by the surgical team, the fear and nervousness disappeared. The young OR nurse who held my hand until I went to sleep was a reminder that God Himself was with me. All in all, it was a good experience and I am recovering quickly. I have to be careful not to overdo and I tire easily, but I am regaining strength everyday. I actually feel like I am doing better than I did the last time I had this surgery. My surgeon told me that Japanese pay attention to little details. This is a part of the culture here that I understand and often find irritating. This time I appreciated it and thanked them for it! I trust that I will look at those irritations a little differently in the future!
Thank you again for your prayers. They mean more than you know.